Quantcast
Home » Floods You are browsing entries tagged with “Floods”

Building disaster resilience

By
A 3.4-KILOMETER linear park, with a 10-meter easement from the fault line, will have trees and plants. The illustration includes a school built on the fault line. PHOTO FROM NEW MAKATI CLUP

In most parts of Barangay Sta. Cruz in Makati City, residents have been accustomed to pockets of flooding during heavy rains. “Whenever it rains really hard, the floodwater rises up to the gutter,” said Elisa Lopez, a 60-year-old resident of Montojo Street. Lopez noted that Barangay Sta. Cruz had sprawling rice fields half a century ago.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Gov’t needs billions of pesos for rehab

By

War in Zamboanga, one typhoon after another, floods and landslides everywhere, millions of Filipinos jobless and hungry, politicians looting the treasury, and now a powerful earthquake in Central Visayas that destroyed heritage churches, buildings, roads, bridges and homes and claimed more than 100 lives. What other disasters await us? It is as if the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are galloping toward us. Is God punishing us because of corruption?

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Shock and awe

We’ve heard something like this before. Of hard rain never before experienced. Of flooding so severe it strains the memory to recall a precedent. Of the extent of devastation so wide it is both awesome and awful.

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Why the frequent floods, and how to prevent them

By

Why does it flood so easily these days? Several factors combine to make it possible.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Dredge the rivers to prevent floods

By

Last Tuesday, Metro Manila again came to a standstill because of one heavy thunderstorm. Many streets were flooded and traffic even in the streets that were not flooded was reduced to a crawl. It took me more than three hours to get from Makati to Quezon City, a distance that takes only 20 minutes without [...]

Posted: September 12th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Economic cost of floods

The government was pleased that casualties from last week’s unusually heavy monsoon rains were kept to a minimum. The economic losses caused by the severe flooding in Metro Manila and its surrounding provinces, however, have been huge.

Posted: August 26th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Many years ago, when ‘flood days’ were happy times

By

Storms and floods always put me in a nostalgic mood. While listening to the raindrops drum on the roof and watching the water rise on the streets, my thoughts go back to my happy boyhood days in Malabon, when the rainy and flood season was a time to play in the floodwaters and swim in the river. Not anymore, today the floods bring untold suffering to the people.

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Amihan’ and ‘habagat’

By

Many visitors want to see my study, if only to see the desk or the room where my columns and lectures are born. My library is usually off-limits because it resembles ground zero—a direct hit from a storm or earthquake. Clutter is natural for me, it suggests physical sloth and mental activity. On the other hand, a clean and organized desk projects the opposite.

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editorial Cartoon,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Ground swell in August

By

Something about August. Many of us who are August-born have not failed to notice that the many fateful and earthshaking events in this country’s historical timeline happened in this month. It is a month when we remember guns, bombs, blood, fire and water tearing through our nation’s life—the Plaza Miranda bombing, the assassination of Ninoy [...]

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Good news amid the gloom

By

The news doesn’t look too good as of this writing, with waters rising in various areas of the metropolis and in surrounding provinces like Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, and even Bataan, Bulacan and Pampanga to the north. From our home in Antipolo, we are anxiously monitoring the rising levels of water in the nearby Marikina River, [...]

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Floods and repeating history

By

Last Monday, the first day of the rains, I posted a prewar photo from El Renacimiento on Facebook showing women in  baro’t  saya  choosing to wade in floodwaters somewhere in Manila rather than paying to stay dry in a banca or the  tranvia  parked behind them in the background. I commented that the water must [...]

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘And not a drop to drink’

By

With the heavy rains there’s water everywhere, and yet we’re running out of potable water! Flooding is a perennial problem in Metro Manila and many other parts of the country. It poses a challenge to our government, which reportedly needs two decades or more to complete a flood-control master plan. If one travels to Baguio [...]

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Advertisement

News

  • Pimentel wants Balikatan-type drills for PNP
  • Palace renews appeal for plane passengers to test for MERS—CoV
  • 2 teenagers killed in Mlang, North Cotabato
  • No sympathy from North Korea over ferry disaster
  • 4 French journalists freed from Syria captors home
  • Sports

  • Pacquiao courtesy call to Aquino set for Monday
  • Nick Calathes suspension a reminder of supplement risk
  • Teague scores 28 as Hawks soar past Pacers in Game 1
  • Warriors beat Clippers in playoff opener
  • Pacquiao top Mayweather contender
  • Lifestyle

  • Angono petroglyphs in danger of disappearing
  • Britain’s baby Prince George visits Australian zoo
  • Noli Yamsuan, Cardinal Sin’s ‘official’ photographer: ‘I could smell the aftershave lotion of the Pope’
  • Simplifying and lightening life
  • Where to go for Easter night-out
  • Entertainment

  • Show-biz celebrities’ other choices of summer getaway
  • Why ‘Noah’ can’t dock his ark at Philippine theaters
  • Acclaimed artist goes wild while on holiday
  • Believing in this mermaid
  • Missing Xian
  • Business

  • Top-selling insurance agent opens her dream café
  • Connecting and transacting with one another
  • Building wealth for health
  • Why Mandaue Foam buys, rather than rents, space
  • A workplace of new possibilities
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Epiphany
  • Unpaid creditor vs distressed debtor
  • Moving on
  • From culinary desert to paradise
  • Response to China: ‘Usjaphil’
  • Global Nation

  • Asia seeks Obama’s assurance in territorial spats
  • Cesar Chavez movie sparks memories of Fil-Am labor leaders
  • Filipinos in US poised for success
  • Visas for priests and other faith leaders
  • DOH to continue tracking co-passengers of OFW infected with MERS virus
  • Marketplace
    Advertisement